Services included with us:
Transfer from the port of Funchal to canyoning and back
Two-piece 5 mm wetsuit with hood
Neoprene socks and, at low temperatures, neoprene gloves
Canyoning material according to the current CE norm
One canyoning backpack and one waterproof box per guest
English-speaking CIC Canyon Guide with 20 years of experience
Professional instruction in the techniques and the material
We offer Canyoning in Madeira, Portugal to
all Aida cruise guests. Experience this great sport as an
unforgettable day trip from the port of Funchal. No matter whether you
are traveling with the Aida Cara, Nova or Mar. Visit one of the many gorges on the volcanic
island with us.
Madeira has around one hundred tours for this great sport, around twenty are ideal for guided groups. Depending on your skills and knowledge, I will choose a suitable canyon. Very close to the port of Funchal there are several possibilities to experience the fascinating nature up close.
The entire excursion is organized by me, including the necessary material as well as the transfer from the cruise ship to the chosen gorge. A comprehensive and professional briefing is also a matter of course for me.
Experience non-mandatory jumping, sliding, thrilling abseiling and swimming in deep gorges. Look forward to an incomparable mixture of adrenaline and closeness to nature.
I, Michael, as your German, English and French speaking CIC canyoning guide have more than twenty years of professional experience and have already visited countless gorges around the world and even openend them up in some cases. The elimination of the language barrier is an invaluable advantage, which is particularly evident in the safety instructions and explanations.
I offer you all of this, even without being an official contractual partner of Aida Cruises.
Canyoning is the descent of a more or less deep and narrow cut, water-bearing gorge in
the downstream direction. We overcome various obstacles such as steps and waterfalls,
which the water has carved out of the rock over millions of years of grinding work,
using various techniques: jumping, sliding, climbing or abseiling. Crystal clear pools
invite you to swim and high rock walls are our companions.
You will learn all the necessary techniques in the course of the descent; on my tours you are part of a team and not just pure consumers. You will experience canyoning as an all-encompassing experience and great learning success.
Together we feel the special mix of nature and action, crackling water and breathtaking green on dark rock. We're visiting a spot in Madeira that you definitely wouldn't see otherwise. Promised!
After the ropes have been properly attached to specially installed anchoring points, you tie yourself into the rope after appropriate instruction. You sit down slowly in the harness, open the lanyard and let the rope run through the descender in a finely regulated manner. This is how easy your abseil journey begins along the roaring waterfall.
Some of the natural pools are deep enough that we can jump down low steps. There are also often fun slides. The jumps and slides, which can be up to five meters high depending on the courage and circumstances, are of course never mandatory. I always hang up a suitable rope. The turquoise water is waiting for you.
Almost always crystal clear water flows down the gorge and collects in large pools and long corridors. Well protected from the cold, we swim together thanks to the special colors that are created by minerals that the water washes out of the rock. This sport is extremely addictive, and many of my clients keep returning to canyons.
We offer the following canyons near the port of Funchal exclusively for Aida guests.
Book your tour with just a mouse click. In the event of unsuitable weather conditions,
we reserve the right to choose a different canyon for safety reasons.
We are happy to descend other canyons with you on request.